Instituto de Inglés San PabloPRESENT SIMPLE AND PRESENT CONTINUOUS1- Michael McIntosh is a politician. Read the text and put the verbs in brackets intothe present simple or the present continuous.Michael McIntosh ________ (be) a very busy man.Every morning, he ___________ (leave) home at 8 o’clock, and ____________ (go) tohis office. He ___________________ (usually/have) meetings until lunchtime, and inthe afternoon, he __________________ (often/visit) the people of Madewell. He really__________ (enjoy) talking to people.At the moment, he and his team __________________ (organise) his electioncampaign. There are elections in June and he ____________ (hope) to persuade lotsof people to vote for him.Next month, he ____________ (go) to London to meet the Prime Minister. They_________________ (have) a meeting to discuss future plans for Madewell.2- Put the verbs in brackets into the present simple or the present continuous.________________ (you/know) that man over there?. Actually, I do. He’s Muriel’s husbandAre you doing anything tomorrow evening? Yes. I ____________ (see) Jack at 9 o’clock.I ________ (see) you are feeling better. Yes, I am, thank you.What’s that noise? The people next door ____________ (have) a partyThis dress ___________ (not/fit) me anymore. Why don’t you buy a new one?What is Jane doing? She ____________ (smell) the flowers in the garden.I _________ (think) we are being followed. Don’t be silly! It’s just your imaginationIs anything wrong? No. I ____________ (think) about the party tonightI’m sorry, but I _____________ (not/understand) what you mean. Shall I explain it again?What are you doing? I ____________ (feel) the radiator to see if it’s getting warm3- Put the adverbs of frequency in the correct position.I go to parties at the weekend (often)I wear sports clothes at work. (never)I do my shopping on Fridays. (usually)I listen to my parent’s advice. (always)She is tired after work. (sometimes)He is good at school (never)4- Two girls are talking about a band. Here are some things they said. Put the wordsin brackets in the correct order.practises/band/normally/the/ in the church hall.The hall/ can’t/have/we/always/butGo/we/to/sometimes/have/to someone’s house
Kim/are/always/Dan/and/sarcastic/to each other?Always/get/to/wants/Dan/started quicklyOften/is/Kim/late/butDon’t/normally/we/take/our gear homeUsually/how/you/choose/do/ your songs?PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS1- Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verbs. Choose theverbs from the box.Clean- stay- wash- play- listen- watch- finish- study- remember- passYesterday morning my mum told me to help her with the housework. I ____________ mybedroom and the bathroom, which was in awful conditions. I thought I had _____________cleaning but my mum told me to help her in the kitchen. I ____________ the dishes. While I waswashing the dishes I ______________ to some music I really like. Suddenly, I _____________that the next day I had an English test, so I finished cleaning, went to my bedroom and______________ for about two hours. I knew that my favorite program was about to start but I(not) _____________ it, I ___________ in my bedroom pretending to study but in fact I_____________ computer games. The test was awful! I (not) ___________ it, so I’ll have to studyagain.2- Order these words to make sentences or questions in the past. Remember theword order in questions.You/ who/ did/go/with/on holidays?He/ in bed/ was/ yesterday?Go/ on holidays/ you/ did/ on your own?Didn’t/ we/for the test/ study.They/ happy/ at all/ weren’t / with the resultsDid/ where/ you/ buy/ that beautiful sweater?3- Write sentences of your own using regular verbs and the verb “be” in the past.Write 3 affirmative sentences, 3 negatives and 3 questions.4- Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple.Ferdinand Magellan _________ (be) a Portuguese sailor who _________ (want) to sail around theworld. Emperor Charles V of Spain _________ (give) him five ships and 265 Spanish sailors. They________ (leave) Spain on 20th September, 1519 and __________ (begin) their long and dangerousjourney.On the journey, Magellan ______________ (discover) the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, he andmany of his sailors _________ (die) in a battle on 27th April, 1521. After that, a Spanish sailor_________ (take) control of the ships and set off to complete the voyage. Only one ship and 16 mensurvived the journey. They __________ (arrive) back in Spain on 6th September, 1522. They
_________ (be) the first men to sail around the world.5- Put the verbs in brackets into the past continuous.What _______________ (happen) yesterday at the time of the robbery?Well, I ______________ (sit) in my office and I ______________ (talk) to an employee. Some ofthe staff ______________ (put) food onto the shelves. Several customers _____________ (do)their shopping and the salesclerk _______________ (stand) behind the checkout counter.Can you tell me anything about the robbers?Yes. They _____________ (wear) black masks and they ___________ (hold) guns. They_____________ (shout).How did they escape?They drove off in a car which ________________ (wait) outside.6- A policeman is asking Mrs Hutchinson about a car accident she saw yesterday.Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple or past continuous.Policeman: What _______________ (you/do) when you ___________ (see) the accident,madam?Mrs Hutchinson: I ________________ (walk) down the street.P: What exactly ________________ (you/see)?H: Well, the driver of the car ______________ (drive) down the road when suddenly the old manjust _______________ (step) in front of him! It _______ (be) terrible!P: ____________________ (the driver/go) fast?H: No, not really, but the old man _______________ (not/look) both ways before he _________(try) to cross the road.P: __________________ (anyone else/see) the accident?H: Yes, the lady in the post office.P: Thank you very much.7- Choose the correct alternativeI saw Jim this morning. He ran/was running for the bus.She watched/was watching TV when the telephone rangI bought the new dress because I was wanting/wanted something special to wear to the partyPam was opening/opened the present and read the card.As soon as Margaret was getting/got off the train, she pulled her coat around her. It rained/was rainingheavily and a cold wind was blowing across the platform. She looked/was looking around, but no onewas waiting/waited to meet her. She turned/was turning to leave when she heard footsteps. A manwalked/was walking towards her. He smiled/was smiling at her, then he said/was saying “You’re finallyhere”
PRESENT PERFECT AND PAST SIMPLE1- The Parkers have recently won the lottery. As a result, their life has changed. Read theprompts and make sentences using the present perfect.Mr Parker/put on weightAlice/take up tennisMr Parkers/hire a butlerMrs Parker/ lose weightThey/ move to a bigger houseThey/ all buy new clothesChris/ join the pony clubThey/buy some nice furniture2- Put the verbs in brackets into the present perfecta- ___________________ (Tom/finish) his exams yet? No he finishes next Thursdayb- How are you finding your new job? Great. I _____________ (not/have) any problemsc- Is John at home? No, he ____________ (go) outd- Shall we go to that new restaurant? Yes, I _______________ (already/be) there. It’s really nicee- _________________ (you/speak) to Mathew? Yes. I phoned him last night
Instituto de Inglés San PabloRevision 8º año3- Terry went on a trip and he has recently got back. What has he done since he got back?Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense.He _______________ (stay) in bed late every day. Yesterday, he _____________ (not/get up)until eleven o’clockHe _______________ (give) presents to everyone. At the weekend he ___________ (put) someof his souvenirs on bedroom wallAll the members of the band ______________ (meet) him. Rosy____________ (meet) him theday after he arrivedSo far he ______________ (be) to two of the band’s practice sessions. Last night he __________(play) the guitar for them. But they _________________ (not/decide) yet whether he can join thebandHe ______________ (be) out with Andrea for a couple of times. Last Saturday they ___________(go) to the cinema.He ____________ (not/see) Sue yet. She ______________ (not/be) home since he got backHe ____________ (phone) her two days ago. But she ________ (be) out. He ___________(not/try) since then4- Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple or the present perfect A: Do you know that man? B: Oh yes. He’s a very good friend of mine. I _____________ (know) him for about ten years A: I think I __________ (meet) him at business meeting last month. ______________________________________________________________________ _____ A: Mum _______________ (lose) her purse B: Where ______________ (she/lose) it? A: At the supermarket while she was shopping ______________________________________________________________________ ______ A: Who was on the phone? B: It __________ (be) Jane A: Who is Jane? B: Someone who ____________ (work) in my office for a few years. She’s got a new job now. ______________________________________________________________________
______ A: Who is your favourite singer? B: Freddie Mercury. He ____________ (have) a wonderful voice A: Yes, I agree. He ___________ (enjoy) performing live too HAVE TO/NOT HAVE TO, CAN/CAN’T, SHOULD/SHOULDN’T 1- Complete the sentences with have to/not have to, can/can’t, should/shouldn’tIt’s a closed space, you _______ smoke hereThis is the tourist information office, you _______ get all the information you needIt’s a factory, and we really ________ wear helmets to prevent accidentsI’ve got a terrible cold. You ___________ be out, it’s very cold and you _______ go to a doctor 2- Janie is describing her new job to a friend. Complete her e-mail with can’t or don’t have to Hi, how are you? I’ve got a new job. It’s not too bad. I’m a receptionist in a language school. I start at 11 o’clock so I _____________ get up early in the morning. The school is quite small and friendly and I __________ wear a uniform. I can wear my own clothes but I _______ wear jeans and a t-shirt. I _______ eat or drink at my desk, but there’s a snack bar and I can take a break every two hours. I ________ make any personal phone calls from reception, but I can use the email and the internet if I want.Instituto de Inglés San PabloRevision 8º año The school isn’t open on Saturday and Sunday so I ___________ work at weekends. Maybe we can meet on Saturday sometime for a coffee or something and I can tell you about my first week! Love, Janie 3- Read the situations and write sentences using should or shouldn’tYou are going to join the army tomorrowYou know your daughter has started smoking and she’s only 13 years old.You’re the only survivor in a desert islandYou have just won the lottery. You’re a millionaire now THE PASSIVEWhat happens to a car when it is taken for a service? Look at the prompts and makesentences using present simple passivethe oil/changethe brakes/testthe filters/replaceair/put in the tyresthe battery/check
the lights/testbroken parts/repairit/take/ for a test drivethe radiator/fill with waterDetective Maguire is talking to a police officer about a burglary which happened earlyyesterday morning. Answer the questions using past simple passiveHave you dusted the house for fingerprints yet? the house/ dust/ for fingerprints/yesterdayHave you found any evidence yet? A piece of material/find/this morningHave you interviewed the house owners yet? They/interview/last nightHave you questioned the neighbours yet? They/question/this morningHave you arrested any suspects yet? Two men/arrest/yesterday morningHave you interrogated the suspects yet? They/interrogate/last nightHave you recovered the stolen goods? They/recover/this morningHave you written your report yet? It/complete/ an hour agoChange these sentences from active to passive voiceJohn opened the doorTheir nanny takes them to the park every dayMeg asked the policeman for directionsSam took these photographsDo they teach Latin at this school?A lot of children use computers nowadaysPeople makes pancakes from flour, eggs and milkPut the verbs in brackets into the active or passive Tea ______ (make) from the leaves of the tea plant. At first, it _________ (use) as a medicine, but it ________ (become) an everyday drink in the 3rd century AD. First, the leaves __________ (pick) from the plant and they are spread onto a cloth. They ________ (leave) there for up to 20 hours. Next, the leaves are rolled up until they _______ (break) into small pieces. Finally, the leaves _________ (dry). The tea __________ (pack) into containers and sent to different countries. It _________ (sell) to customers as loose leaves, as tea bag and as instant tea. To make tea, we ________ (boil) water and ________ (pour) it over the dry tea in a teapot. This _________ (leave) for three to five minutes. We can then add milk, lemon or sugar. In Britain, it was the custom to serve tea in the afternoons with sandwiches and cakes. This custom _____________ (start) by the Duchess of Bedford around 1840. Today, people __________ (drink) tea all over the world.Instituto de Inglés San PabloRevision 8º año COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLES: QUANTIFIERS 1- Fill in with many, much or a lot of.
Let’s go for a walk. I can’t I’ve got ________ work to doDo you want to come in for a while? No, thank you. I haven’t got _______ timeMrs Brown looks happy. She’s won ________ money recentlyYou’ve got _______ pets! Yes, three dogs and four catsI must go to the bank today. I’ll come with you. I haven’t got ________ money eitherThere isn’t ______ coffee left. I know I’ll buy some today 2- Fill in the gaps with a few or a littleHow was your exam today? Actually, I would have liked __________ more time to finishHow do you like your tea? With no sugar and _________ milk, pleaseHow was your first day at work? Not very good, really. I made ___________ mistakes.Do you want me to bring anything for the party? Well, I’ve got ________ glasses. Couldyou lend me some of yours? 3- Respond to each questionHow much water do you drink every day?Do you have any information about the test results?How many students are there in your class? Underline the correct alternative Hi. We arrived in Thailand a few/ a little days ago. We are going to spend a few/ a little time in Bangkok and then go to one of the islands for a few/ a little weeks. There are many/ much things to do and see in Bangkok. Yesterday, we visited a few/ a little places, but we are spending far too many/much time in cafes and bars! There are lots of/ much wonderful stores here, and I’ve already bought a few/ a little jewelry. I think I’ve spent too lots of/ much money already! The monsoon starts soon. There was even a few/ a little rain this morning. 5- Determiners. Complete the sentences with all of/none of/ both of/ other/the other/another/the second/neither of. I’m not very careful with money. I spend __________ it very fast and save __________ it. ___________ my parents get angry with me, especially my dad and now ____________ them give me presents or money. But I’m a very happy person. _______________ my friends like me and __________ them says I’m mean. Some people are mean, ____________ people are generous. My friend Peter never saves money, but __________ friend of mine never spends a penny. There are two things I never buy. One is mustard. __________ thing is olive oil. These chocolates are delicious. I think I’ll buy ___________ box to have at home. I’ve made only three New Year’s resolutions: the first is to learn more, _____________ is to take up a sport and the third is to go to the theatre. My sister is very rude and never thinks about ___________ people.
The new restaurant was full, so we had to look for ___________ one. The tennis final wasn’t exciting- Federer was great, but I can’t even remember the name of ___________ player.Instituto de Inglés San PabloRevision 8º añoWILL/GOING TO1- Complete the dialogue with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.Peter: In the summer holidays I _________________ (help) my mum in her computer shopLaura: What ______________ (you/do)?Peter: I don’t know exactly. I probably _____________ (not/do) anything difficult. MaybeI __________ (play) computer games in the shop, so the customers can come and watch,like I did last year.Laura: And how long _______________ (you/play) computer games? All day?Peter: Oh no! I ____________ (have) lunch for about two hours. And then at four I______________ (stop) for tea…Laura: Peter! Well, I ______________ (not/spend) my time like that, in the holidays. I_______________ (work) hard. But maybe I _____________ (come) and have lunch withyou, one day!2- Complete the sentences using the cues.Look at those clouds. (It/snow)I think that in a hundred years’ time every big city (have five airports)Our team is playing very badly. (we/not/win)____________________________________this gameLook at all this ice. (we/not/get) _______________________________, so let’s go backI don’t think my family (stay) __________________ in this city when I go to universityBecause people are living longer there (be) ___________________ more old people in thefutureAll mobile phones (have) ___________________ a 3D image by 2010I don’t think we (solve) __________________ all our population problems in the future3- Cross out the sentences and write them again correctly.This holiday is very expensive. We will need more money from the bankI know! We are going to ask Jane to the partyI think every family is going to have an electric car by 2020.He rides that motorbike much too fast. He will have an accident soonDon’t worry! She’s going to be here soonNext year mum will be forty
1st AND 2nd CONDITIONALS1-A football manager is being interviewed. Complete the text with the correct form of theverbs in brackets.Interviewer: Do you think that you’ll reach the final?Manager: Well, if we _________ (win) tomorrow, we ______________ (have) noproblems. But if we only __________ (get) a draw tomorrow, we ___________ (need) twopoints from our next game against Hungary.I: What ____________ (happen) if you _________ (lose) tomorrow?M: Well, if we ___________ (lose) tomorrow’s game, things _____________ (be) verydifficult for us. If we ____________ (not get) at least a draw tomorrow, we ____________(have to) beat Germany by six goals. And I don’t’ think that’s very likely.I: Will Johansson be in the team?M: I hope so. If he _________ (be) fit, he ____________ (play). He’s seeing the teamdoctor this afternoon and if the doc __________ (say) he’s OK, then he ___________ (be)in the team.I: Who ____________ (replace) him if he ____________ (not be) all right?M: I ___________ (think) about that if it ____________ (happen), but not before.Instituto de Inglés San PabloRevision 8º año2- Finish these sentences with ideas of your ownIf I__________________________________________________________________We_______________________________________________________________________________She_______________________________________________________________________________If my boss doesn’t___________________________________________________________________3- Rephrase the sentences below using the words in brackets.We’ll go ahead with the new design, but only if the market research is positive. (if)We’ll lose the contract if we don’t lower the price. (unless)
You can go to the conference, but only if you give a talk. (unless)Unless we reach a decision by this afternoon, it may be too late. (if)SECOND CONDITIONAL1- A young boy, Dan, is complaining about his band. What does he say? Use the cues towrite sentencesa- make a better sound/have some better equipment (If)b- Kim not always late/ start on time (if)c- Start on time/get more practice (If)d- Things a lot better in the group/Kim not jealous of Andreae- Get more gigs/ have a managerf- Play more gigs/ more people know about us2- Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense.If I __________________________ (can learn to play) any instrument, I ______________(play) the guitar.Unless you _________________ (work) harder, you ____________________ (fail) thecourse.If you _________________ (can lend) me some money, great; if not, I _______________(borrow) some from somebody else.What ____________ you___________ (do) if you _________ (be) in my situation?Their marriage only lasted six months. If he ___________(be) less mean, she______________ (not divorce)I know it’s a delicate situation, Inspector, but what ________ you________ (say) if I_____________ (give) you a little present?